This weekend the first Evergreen Tattoo Invitational thrown by Joshua Carlton and Riley Smith took place in Springfield, OR. The event hosted artists Jeff Gogue, Stefano Alcantara, James and Tim Kern, and painter, Chet Zar.. and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! There’s always this certain buzz in the air at conventions and I’m not talking about the tattoo machines. It’s truly humbling to be surrounded by so many talented individuals and having the chance to admire and share artwork.I don’t think anyone anticipated how busy and successful this convention would be, which only builds the anticipation for next year’s event. Here’s a few snapshots from the weekend..
Tim Kern working on a cover-up on longtime collector, Yall Quiñones
Portrait by Stefano Alcantara on Beth Cookro
James Kern working on a cover-up on Sara Mirisciotti
3rd place winner of Best Small Color on Nick Uyver by James Kern
1st place winner of Best Back or Chest Piece and Best Overall Female, Ashley Keever
Artist: Tim Kern
Artist: Joshua ‘Bacon’ Erickson on Katy Apple